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Introduction to Statistics

About the course

This course is designed to explain the fundamental of statistics. The course contains four weeks or four modules. The first module is devoted to the main concepts of statistics and data analysis. First of all we will introduce the concepts of sample,  general population, descriptive statistics and normal distribution. At the end of the first module we will discuss the idea of statistical inference, one of the most important topics of our course. If you have just started to study statistics look more closely at the first week. All the lessons of the first module are extremely important to enable you to understand the rest of the course and more complicated concepts and methods of statistics. Each module contains lessons with short theoretical video lectures mixed with practical problems.

Instructors

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    Anatoliy Karpov
    Saint Petersburg State University, Bioinformatics Institute, Vkontakte
    I graduated from St. Petersburg State University (SPSU). As a cognitive psychologist I studied processes of human learning. My interest in the application of computational methods in psychology led me to the field of statistics, programming and machine learning. Now I am a data scientist in Vkontakte the biggest social network in Russia. I am also a lecturer on biostatistics and R programming in the Bioinformatics Institute.
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    Polina Drozdova
    Graduated from St. Petersburg State University (PhD in genetics) and Bioinformatics Institute. Образование: СПбГУ (к.б.н., специальность генетика), Институт биоинформатики.

    Current affiliations: Institute of Biology at Irkutsk State University; St. Petersburg State Univeristy (PhD student). Programs in R and Python.

    Сотрудник НИИ Биологии «ИГУ», аспирант СПбГУ. Языки программирования: R, Python.

Reviews

Maria Naumenko November 25, 2018 link
4
Not every task is clear and sometimes there is not enough information provided
MOHD IZUAN BIN IBRAHIM November 10, 2018 link
5
Good for the fundamental of statistics
Carmela Visalli October 13, 2018 link
5
Extremely interesting, clear and well structured course. Excellent introduction to statistics. In my opinion it also provides something more! But the correlation and regression lessons are really unclear. Would it be possible to improve them? I look forward to such a well organized course on applied biostatistics and biomedical research with great pleasure and interest.
4.7 All reviews

The course provides an introduction to statistics and data analysis. During the four week we will discus the most important methods and concepts of statistics.

Workload:
2 hours per week
Expected time to complete:
5 hours
Language:
English
Certificate:
Yes
Certificate details
Certificate condition: 89 points
With distinction: 100 points

About the course

This course is designed to explain the fundamental of statistics. The course contains four weeks or four modules. The first module is devoted to the main concepts of statistics and data analysis. First of all we will introduce the concepts of sample,  general population, descriptive statistics and normal distribution. At the end of the first module we will discuss the idea of statistical inference, one of the most important topics of our course. If you have just started to study statistics look more closely at the first week. All the lessons of the first module are extremely important to enable you to understand the rest of the course and more complicated concepts and methods of statistics. Each module contains lessons with short theoretical video lectures mixed with practical problems.

Requirements

The course does not require any prior study of statistics.

Target audience

High school graduates, first year students at universities.

This course is entirely free. All content is available now.